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Extractive industries and human rights in Latin America

Monday, 13 November 2017 10:21

Looking back at the panel discussion “Extractives in Latin America: grassroots and international community responses”

Press release: Two years after Mariana dam burst: Global action needed to prevent similar disasters

Friday, 03 November 2017 08:57

Last week (23-27 October 2017), the first negotiations towards a UN Treaty on businesses and human rights took place in Geneva. Momentum is growing, but more efforts are needed to put into place the necessary framework to stop corporate impunity and provide access to justice for victims of human rights abuses.

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Samarco’s mining dam burst at Mariana: why we need a UN treaty

Monday, 23 October 2017 08:29

This dossier, with text, video footage and pictures offers a striking look back at a disaster that resulted in the death of nearly 20 people, the destruction of entire villages and the contamination of two major rivers.

Pope Francis’s message of hope in Colombia significant for communities affected by mining

Friday, 08 September 2017 09:55

CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice agencies, welcomes the address of Pope Francis in Colombia who focused his intervention on the peace process underway in the country.

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President of the CCCB asks Prime Minister Trudeau for an ombudsperson for the Canadian extractives sector

Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

On 9th August 2017, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern over the environmental degradation and human rights violations caused by Canadian extractive companies operating on Indigenous lands in Latin America.

In Solidarity with the Shuar Community of Ecuador and Acción Ecológica

Monday, 09 January 2017 13:35

Letter from the Churches and Mining Network concerning the Shuar Community and the decision of the Ecuadorian Government to close down and dissolve Acción Ecológica. 21 December 2016 (Available in EN and ES)

Popular Movements will Present Proposals to Generate a New World to Pope Francis

Monday, 07 November 2016 14:23

The Third World Meeting of Popular Movements began November 2 in Rome with a panel that includes the participation of Cardinal Peter Turkson, of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and João Pedro Stédile, the leader of the Landless Peasants Movement in Brazil.

Letter from Church and Mining to Pope Francis

Monday, 07 November 2016 08:37

The network Church and Mining took part in the meeting of popular movements with Pope Francis and brought their message to him  

Churches and Mining Network calls for building alternatives to extractivism.

Monday, 12 September 2016 14:17

“Mining megaprojects don’t solve the economic problems of our countries; on the contrary, they have harmful effects on our people, our communities and the nature.” This is one of the conclusions reached by the participants of the Third meeting of the Churches and Mining Network, held from 2 to 4 September in the Colombian capital, which brought together 50 religious leaders from various countries.

Petition: Tell EU to support UN treaty for businesses and human rights!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:20

We live in a world where corporations have unprecedented powers. Every day, transnational corporations impact ordinary people - from exploiting workers and destroying the environment, to avoiding taxes and devastating communities through extraction. They do this with almost complete impunity because they have seized unprecedented influence over governments and decision makers.